The Pecks Skipper is a butterfly that is found in the Hesperiidae family. It is mostly found in North America and in Canada.
What Does the Pecks Skipper Look Like?
The Pecks Skipper has dark brown coloring with yellow and orange markings. They have a tan colored patch in the middle of their back wings. The patch is what allows us to tell the difference between the Pecks Skipper and other Skippers.
The Pecks Skippers antennae have tiny hooks at the end and their wings are around 27 millimeters.
When is the Pecks Skipper Most Active?
The Pecks Skipper is most active during June through August.
Where Does the Pecks Skipper Live?
The Pecks Skipper is found in most takes in the United States and in places such as British Columbia, Cartwright, Labrador, Moar Lake, Leaf Rapids, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, Canada.
The habitat of the Pecks Skipper is areas that are moist, in meadows, gardens and along the roadside.
Finding a Mate
The male Pecks Skipper likes to wait in the sun in open areas and look for a female.
The female Pecks Skipper will lay one egg at a time on the flower where it lives by.
The caterpillar of the Pecks Skipper will eat the leaves and make leaf nests and will live in their chrysalids to hibernate during cold weather.
What Does the Pecks Skipper Eat?
The Pecks Skipper drinks nectar from drinks nectar from red clover, New York ironweed, Blue Vervain, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Dogbane and other flowering plants.
The caterpillar of the Pecks Skipper will eat rice cutgrass and bluegrasses.
More Facts About the Pecks Skipper:
- The Pecks Skipper is a very common butterfly.
- There are many other Skipper butterfly species.
- The Pecks Skipper is sometimes called the Yellow Patch Skipper or the Spotted Skipper.
- The bottom of the Pecks Skipper is red and both the male and female have yellow patches underneath them.
- Some people say that the center of the Pecks Skippers back looks like it has a tooth on it.
- The Pecks Skippers predators are mammals, other insects and birds.
What Did You Learn?
What is the Pecks Skipper?
The Pecks Skipper is a butterfly that is found in both the United States and in Canada.
What does the Pecks Skipper eat?
The Pecks Skipper drinks nectar from plants that it is close to such as clover and other plants.
Are there other Skipper butterflies?
Yes. The Pecks Skipper is just one of many kinds of Skipper butterflies.
What does it look like the Pecks Skipper has in the middle of its back wings?
Some people say that the Pecks Skipper looks like it has a tooth in the middle of its wings.
What kind of habitat does the Pecks Skipper live in?
The Pecks Skipper likes to live in meadows, moist areas and areas by the roadside.
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